An Anaheim woman was arrested after she and her ex-husband allegedly stole more than 60 identification documents and used them to apply for credit cards during a three-year identity-theft scheme, police said Wednesday.
Deborah Lee Redmond, 49, was being held at the Orange County Jail on suspicion of theft of identities and receiving stolen property. A $100,000 warrant was issued for the arrest of her former husband, Dennis Bruce Nickell, 54, of Anaheim.
Police are still investigating and have not determined the amount of the loss.
The scam began in late 1998 when the pair stole tenants' rental files from an Anaheim apartment complex where Redmond worked as office manager, police said. The files contained copies of drivers' licenses, Social Security numbers and other personal informa
Nickell, meanwhile, posed as a prospective tenant and visited model apartments in complexes in Irvine and Costa Mesa, said investigator Damon Tucker. Nickell would have victims' utility bills transferred to the apartments, and he would use the documents as proof of residence when he applied for credit cards in their name, Tucker said.